Phil Acord, President & CEO of Chambliss Center for Children, celebrates a rare work milestone this year: 50 years with one organization. After a brief stint elsewhere early in his career, he landed at Chambliss and found his passion in leading an organization dedicated to strengthening families and helping children be successful. In 2022, the agency celebrates 150 years of service. Acord has been a leader at Chambliss for a third of that time. Here he shares about his career of giving back.
Tell me about your time with Chambliss Center. What was the progression like to where you are now?
I started working with the Juvenile Court in 1966 and I was frustrated because I felt like I didn't have the ability to impact the lives of the young men I worked with.